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Hello fellas todays shave I went with the red team. I don't want to speak to soon but I probably had the best shave that I've ever had and I think its do to Cella Shaving Soap. I have used feather blades and my Gillette Red Tip many times over the past two years but I haven't had a shave like this. I have very course/thick stubble and sensitive skin that is prone to ingrown hairs. But I have solved this(ingrown hairs to be exact) through proper technique, skin prep, and the right gear. However as much as I have solved my ingrown hair problem I would still get some red spots underneath my neck area. Not a huge deal as they would go away after a day or so. It didn't look too bad but still something I was aware of. Today no redness at all and my skin felt soft as all heck and no irritation. The only thing that I have changed was using "Cella" shaving soap. I picked this up because I have never tried to deliberately buy shaving soaps without any "lanolin/linalool" which I found out was a source of quite a few allergies with peoples skin. From memory this is the only soap that I have ever used that didn't have this ingredient. I will keep using this soap consecutively and I will post updates on my journey for at least a few shaves. But regardless this is the best my face has ever felt after a shave.
Smells like not too sweet maraschino cherries. Very pleasant and not too strong of a scent. The wife liked it . Nothing crazy but nothing I see myself getting annoyed at after a long period of use.
Very slick and could even get better after getting more familiar with the product.
Doesn't lather up huge volume but I don't quite mind so much for huge volume for lather when shaving but I barely felt the feather blade in my red tip. But considering this is probably the first time I've gotten 0 redness from shaving id say that the protection is top tier.
150ml for $10 is a steal and that's not considering the fact that you can find a kilo of this stuff for a little less than 40 bucks. That's very affordable and a darn steal.
Post Shave feel: 10/10
Amazing my skin feels very hydrated and soft with 0 discomfort.
I know this usually isn't a category most people rate lol but darn it if this isn't just a charming presentation. I love it. Its a red tub with an old man with a white moustache. You cant help but think of Santa Claus or some jolly older gentleman looking after ya while you shave.
Again Ill keep updating this thread whenever I can to see If this soap keeps performing as well as it did today.
Happy Shaving fellas! God bless <3
What do you find it's lacking? Was linking of picking it up when my red gets low.To me Cella Red is where it is at. Green ehhh not so much but the Red is fantastic.
Some people just don't like the scent of Cella Red but otherwise there is no arguing how good it is really.
I'm glad you found it.
Yeah I'll buy a tub just to see. If it's not to my liking I'll buy a kilo of cella red.The Green (Organic) just dried out too quickly on my face which is contrary to what I have seen said about it for the most part as I have seen many people rave about its residual slickness but for me and certainly in my version it will definitely dry out and cause my razor to stick for a lack of a better term. I experimented with adding lots of water, more soap, speeding through my shave, different brushes etc to slight improvements but overall it's just an inferior product in comparison to Cella Red (tallow) although the scent of Green is subtle and pleasant.
It might be passable for some but under a direct comparison to its brother it is not. I would place it in the mid to lower tiers of Vegan soaps also.
I don't know if I got a dud soap or they made changes along the way but it is certainly not the best in any category.
I am just grateful to have the original Cella and even though it is very old now and has gone brown, it still smells okay and works just as well as it did when I first bought it.
It may just not work well with my skin. I mean it starts of okay but doesn't maintain its slickness for me throughout the shave. I've seen so many people rave about the residual slickness though so who knows. I will give it another shot again soon with a specific razor that holds water in the head which should aid in lubrication. If you have the money and enjoy Cella then give it a shot or if you can find a sample of it then go for it.
It just got here.Get the lather right for your type of shaving and you will like it. It has a very nice amaretto/marzipan scent that is better than any of the competition's version of that scent that I have tried. It is a simple tallow shaving soap, nothing fancy, just nice.
I think the scent kills the scent receptors in our noses after a while and we don't smell it as well. I will get a whiff during the day, but I have to get away from it for a couple of days to smell it as well as at first. I also do notice that like most soaps, if the top is left off the scent in the tub gets a little lighter.The Cella in the red container works really well for me also. It's easy to lather and retains moisture very well. It has a nice scent, but I did notice that it loses the scent after a while. I don't know how long the scent lasts, but I'm also not sure how old my container was. The scent loss doesn't affect it's performance, though.
That doesn't seem to be the case with the one I bought in July 2022. When I bought it, Mrs. StewB really liked the scent. Some months later, I opened it again and she asked if it had gone bad because the scent was basically gone.I think the scent kills the scent receptors in our noses after a while and we don't smell it as well. I will get a whiff during the day, but I have to get away from it for a couple of days to smell it as well as at first. I also do notice that like most soaps, if the top is left off the scent in the tub gets a little lighter.
I do think it gets weaker in the tub the more the top is left off, for sure. This is a good thing for those who think the smell is too strong and not as good of a thing for those of us who love the smell.That doesn't seem to be the case with the one I bought in July 2022. When I bought it, Mrs. StewB really liked the scent. Some months later, I opened it again and she asked if it had gone bad because the scent was basically gone.